Sunday, December 01, 2013

Playing on the Design Wall and my goal for a Lovely Finish in December

9 BlocksA week ago, as the first winter storm was passing through, I was working on the blocks and directions for the December block lotto.

Stripes is a 6 by 9-inch (finished size) quilt block that isn't quite as quick and easy as it looks ... and it is also a good test of accurate cutting and sewing.

After I finished these blocks for the Block Lotto, I started playing around with them on my design wall and decided I liked this arrangement.  Maybe it was the dramatic drop in temperature and all that snow falling that motivated me to pull out some flannel and make more blocks here are 42 of the 49 blocks I quickly made using strip sets.

Red & Green Flannel Stripes Blocks

When finished, this quilt will be 80-inch square. I'm selecting it as my goal for a Lovely Finish in December.

If you are interested in the directions, including some tips for using strip sets to make the block and doing the math to figure out fabric requirements,  check out my Stripes block pattern, on the Block Patterns page.

The top and back are pieced. Today, with Grace Hopper's help, I'm pin-basting.

Grace Hopper helps baste the quilt

My material girl loves flannel and can't wait for me to finish so she can curl up in the quilt. I look forward to more of her help while I'm quilting it ;-)

6 comments:

Bridget said...

It's a Holiday quilt! Love it and the clean, stripey lines.

Barbara said...

I love this Sophie...very festive.

Kathryn said...

Great quilt for a cold winter's night.

Izzy said...

Very nice quilt. Good luck!

desertskyquilts said...

It's obvious Grace approves! Great, fast quilt. I'll find time to make these blocks! I might even find time to make a baby quilt from scraps!

scribble doo said...

love your stuff! The quilt looks pretty! #scribblingdabbling.blogspot.in

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